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I posted the question so that there is a live, working reference in the Internet. After doing it my first impression was that it's annoying and should be considered bad practice. For the problem of selecting text with narrow letters, I think the answer is to use bigger fonts. Bigger, more plump fonts seems to be the fashion in this age of touch apps anyway. ...
Don't do this because what you see is not what you get. If I click a point on the text where I want to start typing, I end up typing in the wrong place when the font changes. Similarly, if I hover my cursor over a letter and start dragging, the text expands and I end up selecting the wrong letters. While you could do a bunch of coding to translate the ...
I think this is a great effort and a challenging problem to solve, but I think this solution may be annoying (to use your words). Here's why: When I go to click to highlight a letter or section of text the cursor jumps to a different section. PS. That's a cool article even if its 14 years old!
We need to look at the use case and environment. A few examples: ATM machine uses sound and asterisk/dot to provide feedback. This is pretty much everywhere. Normal web form for most desktop environment uses asterisk/dot. Here, the user is assumed to have good and stable control of he keyboard and knows what they are typing. Wifi password prompt in ...
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